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Astros have shot at dubious history

Posted on: July 16, 2011 11:36 am
Edited on: July 16, 2011 1:48 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

While the team tied for first in the NL Central looks to make history in a good way, the team at the bottom of it is so dreadfully bad that there's a chance it joins select company.

A loss Friday night for the Houston Astros marked their fifth straight. They're 7-29 since June 2, 3-18 since June 18 and have only won once in their last 11 games. The overall 30-63 record is the worst in the majors by a couple of series' worth of games and is on a pace to go 52-110. No one has lost more than 105 games in a season since the 2005 Royals. That's pretty awful, but things could easily get worse.

First of all, they're playing far worse baseball than they were earlier in the season. Secondly, the trade deadline is looming, and general managers of teams in contention will certainly be placing calls to the Astros in hopes of landing one of the few good players the Astros have -- such as Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, Wandy Rodriguez, etc. -- and they're likely to listen.

As I alluded to above, the Astros' current pace is terrible, but it's not yet definitively, historically bad. Dipping below .300 winning percentage -- the current mark is .323 -- would be. Only 21 teams in major-league history have dropped below .300, and it's happened just one time since 1962: The 2003 Tigers. That Tigers team was 43-119. Also, only 11 teams since 1900 have lost 110 times in a season.

So this season's Astros ballclub is threatening to become the second-worst team since the 1962 Mets (an expansion team) and one of the 22 worst of all-time. And the Astros have been playing .194 ball for the past six weeks.

It's certainly something to keep an eye on as we move deeper into the season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:50 am
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

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Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 2:28 pm
 

All about $$$, this should worry ALL team fans.

Drayton bought the Stros for around $141 Mil, he is going to sell them for 3/4 Billion.  How much greed can ONE man have. Please sell the Astros... I'm a literally sick over this stripping of the Astros talent.

Folks, this money grab should worry all of you.  Yes its his to do with what he wants BUT he could not have done anything without the support of baseball fans.  Its a 50-50 deal.  Baseball fans do not deserve this, moreover Astros fans do not deserve this.  I hope he is hated as much as Casey Anthony and has to do in hiding.



Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

Ha Ha Ahole.  I hope your team goes through this one day, if it hasn't already.



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2011 5:03 am
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

Astros are bad, but not 110 losses bad and probably not 100 losses bad either. Not really Brad Mill's fault and probably not Ed Wades fault either most of the damage to the farm system was done before he was hired, when the Astros were chasing a championship 6-7 years ago.



Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 12:09 am
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

In time the Astros will turn things around, Go Astros.



Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

Why don't they realign the Astro's to Triple A?



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

Well said, texasaaa.  I couldn't have said it better myself.  And it makes me sick thinking that Pence and Bourn are about to be traded off now too.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Astros have shot at dubious history

That's not how it works. You calculate the winning percentage out to 162 games. The Cubs are currently on pace to go 65-97.

- Matt


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